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Oregon investigators: Bakery unlawfully discriminated against lesbian couple

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Sweet Cakes owner Aaron Klein
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A suburban Portland bakery violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple by refusing to bake a cake for the women's wedding, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said Friday.

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Bakers say gay activists used ‘mafia-style tactics’ to shut down their business

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Aaron-Melissa-Klein
The owners of an Oregon bakery at the center of a complaint for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple are speaking out, and say gay rights activists used "militant" and "mean-spirited, mafia-style tactics" to shut down their business.

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Bakery that refused wedding cake for lesbian couple closes its doors

Monday, September 2, 2013
Sweet Cakes owner Aaron Klein
GRESHAM, Ore. -- The Oregon bakery that is the target of a discrimination complaint for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple's wedding, has closed its doors.

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Gay couple files complaint against bakery for refusing wedding cake

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Gresham, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A same-sex couple in Oregon who tried to buy a cake for their wedding has filed a discrimination complaint against the bakery that turned them down on religious grounds.

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Oregon elementary school principal says he’s losing his job because he is gay

Friday, March 8, 2013
Tom Klansnic
GRESHAM, Ore. — About a dozen parents and students wore pink T-shirts to the Thursday night school board meeting in Gresham in support of a principal who said he's losing his job because he's gay.

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‘Ace of Cakes’ star offers free wedding cake to rejected Oregon gay couple

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Duff-Goldman
Baltimore pastry chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," has offered to bake and deliver -- free of charge -- a wedding cake to the lesbian couple in Oregon who was denied service by a local bakery because they are gay.

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Bakery under investigation for refusing wedding cake for same-sex couple

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Aaron Klein
GRESHAM, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Justice is investigating a complaint that a bakery in Gresham, Ore., refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, a possible violation of an Oregon law that prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation.

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